Congratulations to Chef Ben Hayes!

Champion, Summer Series 2019, DSM

The guests arrived, cocktailed, dined, danced and selected a winner!!! CFN’s Summer Series Ultimate Champions are Chef Ben Hayes and his sous chefs: Chef David DiGangi and Chef Jared Jewell!!! It’s was a close battle, ending with a score of 254-244 but in the end, Ben reigned supreme!

His menu, with the inclusion of our 3 secret ingredients, consisted of Baja Meatballs with roasted pepper crema and a pineapple pipette (vienna sausage), Wagyu Beef Cheeks with white cheddar grits and pickled walla wallas (bbq potato chips) and a Rosemary infused Cheesecake with ube honey and white chocolate noodles (fruit roll up) took top prize!!

A special Thank You to Chef Diego Rodriguez (@diegorodn14) and Proof Restaurant (@proofdsm), our Judges: Brian Taylor Carlson (@briindsm), Jessica Havel (@jessdessertsdsm) Vana B. Rosenberg (@therealvanabr), our production team: Donovan Carboney (@twelve_one_projects), Quinton Shootz (@plvtopros) and Rick Burger (@stang_films), our photographer – Laura Hess (@hessjohnstonclan), the master of music – @dj_tbeck, the lighting crew – @eyesinthedarkproductions, our venue partner – @dmsocialclub, boxing ring partner – @3XWrestling, CFN Mgmt: Wendy Broich (@a_woman_to_watch), Davonte Binion (@wtf_davonte) and KP Pierce (@just_cheffin_it), co-host – Willie Farrell (@williefrattofarrell), Summer Series contestants, CFN staff, servers and most of all, THE GUESTS!!

CFN’s next stop will be Los Angeles, CA!! Stay connected for updates on events, new competitors, merchandise and more! See you soon and #stayhungry!! ✈️📸🎥

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